The only wrinkle in the trip so far was a message from John - he'd thrown his back out and wasn't going to be able to make it to pick up the Crosley halves I'd hauled from Sacramento. But, he assured me that his son-in-law would be there to pick them up on his behalf. I was sorry that John wasn't going to get to hang out, but glad that I wouldn't be hauling the Crosley carcasses back to Sacramento. I parked and hustled over to check out the early arrivals.
Also on hand, sans Crosley, was club member Jack Moore, whose very tidy 1948 station wagon was the cover 'star' of the latest issue of the Tin Block Times. He could only stay for the Friday festivities so he hadn't brought his Crosley. As he and I chatted, the organizers announced that they were ready to start the cruise to dinner. They handed out maps, and two dozen tiny little motors wheezed into life.
Jack and I caught a ride back in Bob King's restomod Crosley wagon. It took a bit of doing to fit both of us, plus Bob and his wife Charlotte all into one Crosley but we did it. To say that Bob's car is impressive is a major understatement; I've ridden in quite a few Crosleys, but Bob's is the one that seemed the most like a 'regular' car. The doors shut solidly, outside sounds are kept outside, and everything worked as it should. The Crosley engine had plenty of power on the hills, even with four full size passengers, and the brakes stopped just like they were supposed to. After driving my beat-to-death convertible for years, this was a revelation.
running the Great Race about 10 years ago. Sounds like the current owner is thinking about selling the car - it's nice now and with a little TLC it would be a stellar Crosley.
Great Pacific Northwest MicroCar Show last summer.
Orson Welles once said, 'Ah, the French...'
the KV1 that took the 'Worst of Show' at the Concours de Lemons was actually representative of a whole class of French cars, designed for people who couldn't get a driver's license. And all this time I thought the Citroen 2CV was a base model.
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